Learning about your eye health can be complicated – and might even seem overwhelming at first. To simplify things for our patients, we've created our Eye Health Library, a comprehensive library of vision-related information. We invite you to browse through our library to find information that will help you better understand how your vision works, common eye conditions, surgeries and how your vision changes as you age.
Keep your Eyes Healthy with Help from Our Eye Doctors
In order to keep your eyes in tiptop shape, routine eye exams are necessary. Most recommendations suggest an eye exam at least once every two years. But if you have had eye problems in the past or vision problems run in your family, you should visit your optometrist at least once a year. In addition to routine check-ups, the following may also help:
- Eat a Nutritious Diet and Drink Lots of Water. Eating foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients can help to maintain your vision and reduce your risk of common eye conditions. Foods such leafy greens, blueberries, carrots, peaches, and red peppers can help protect against macular degeneration.
- Exercise Regularly. Aerobic exercise can help to increase your oxygen supply to the optic nerve. Oxygen can help your eyes stay healthy and comfortable.
- Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays. Wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes from photokeratitis, a disease similar to a sunburn of the eyes. UV rays can also cause cataracts when your eyes are exposed to them over a long period of time.
Other guidelines for healthy vision include limiting alcoholic intake, watching your weight, quitting smoking, drinking plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep.